Got married to a widow


Category:Marriage Jokes

Many years ago when I was 23, I got married to a widow. this widow had a grown up daughter. My father fell in love with her, and soon they got married. This made my Dad my son-in-law and changed my very life. See below how:

My daughter was my mother too because she was my father’s wife!
After a few years I bacame father of a baby boy complicating the matter further. My son became the brother-in-law of my father!

Top 10 wedding trends for 2008


Category:Marriage

Have a look at the summary of what’s hot and in style for weddings held in 2008, here are the top ten wedding trends for this year.

1) Color plays a huge role in weddings this year; it’s all about color and featuring that color throughout your wedding.

Designers pushed yellow as the hot color on the runways last spring for 2008, but brides are rebelling and we know from Kate Aspen’s wedding trend report blue is in fact the winning color. The following shades are popular: baby blue, peacock blue, Cinderella blue, Tiffany blue, aqua blue, navy blue and teal.

2) Duel colored weddings are another popular wedding trend both in previous years and continuing into this year as well. The most popular accent colors for duel colored weddings are white, black, chocolate, silver, green, yellow and orange. Also popular are monochromatic color schemes as well as outrageous contrasting color schemes which play into the duel color wedding theme such as orange/pink, pink/brown, aqua blue/brown, aqua blue/white, red/icy blue, slate/lime, pearl grey/deep yellow, light yellow/deep purple, and sky blue/light green.

3) Letterpress invitations are a hot trend right now as well with couples designing their own invitations, graphics and logos. An excellent letterpress invitation gives greater visual stimulation and makes each invitation individual works of art.

4) Creating a signature scent for your wedding is also popular. Couples know that the scent-memory link can invoke memories of you day for years to come. Brides are selecting natural, soothing and energizing scents to fill their ceremony and reception venues. For example, you may choose soothing lavender for your ceremony and an invigorating citrus scent for after dinner dancing. Candles, flowers and scent machines can all be used to fill the venue with scent.

5) Entertainment at weddings has become a top priority, couples want their guests to enjoy the wedding and be entertained. There is a trend toward ethnic bands and Latin American bands. Think vibrant salsa dancing, romantic tango dancing, a mariachi band or smooth Latin jazz ensemble. Also tops are tribute bands and impersonators. If you have the cash, some couples are even hiring their favorite band to perform.

6) If you have the entertainment, you also have to have the right amount of guests to enjoy it. We’ve seen an increase in couple’s guest lists, with the typical wedding now ranging from 100 to 150 guests. About a third of all weddings held in 2008 will have over 150 guests.

7) Eco-friendly weddings are also quite popular. Everything from serving organic foods to natural papers and favors which can be recycled and reused - the environment is taking a top priority in weddings.

8) Personalizing everything for your wedding is hot, hot, hot! Whether you choose to create a unique monogram for your event and use it everywhere, or you personalize with your names and wedding date, if it can be personalized - personalize it! Things to personalize: your invitations, napkins, all ceremony and reception essentials (unity candles, flutes, cake servers, cake tops) and of course your wedding favors.

9) Jack and Jill showers are increasing in popularity and are on the rise. Long gone are the days when the bride was the only one enjoying the shower, grooms can now enjoy a co-ed party complete with gifts especially for him. Gifts for the grill, power tools, gardening, garage and electronics all top the list on things to give the groom at this co-ed shower.

10) Wedding favors which are practical and useful make the grade. The top wedding favors given are ones which are practical in nature - something which your guests will be able to use and enjoy. This could be anything from coasters to chocolate and mints. Also on the top of the list are favors which are very unique and modern. And since eco-friendly weddings are on the rise, so are the complimentary favors. Personalization is hot, so if you can add a tag or a label, do it. And many people love candles, candle wedding favors also make this list

Love Lessons From Hindi Films


Category:Relationship

Our ideas of love and romance are shaped to no mean extent by the books we read and the films we see. While no sensible person actually expects life to be truly like a movie or a Silhouette or Mills and Boon romance, there are definitely many pointers from films we have enjoyed that remain in our memory and give us hope. Sometimes, these memories also contain hints for more enduring wisdom about life, love and relationships.

Here’s a list of inferences from some popular Hindi films that may strike a chord with your own views on love and romance.

‘There is only one person who is completely right for you.’ The Shah Rukh-Kajol starrer Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge reinforces the idea that the person who is right for you is definitely there somewhere. This someone is likely to be of help in making you a better person than you are – less timid, less impulsive, more secure. You can connect with such a ‘right’ person even though the odds seem stacked against you.

‘Suffering together makes your relationship grow stronger’. In the Preity Zinta-Saif Khan Salaam Namaste, what starts off as a rosy no-strings-attached relationship is brought down to earth by an unforeseen pregnancy. There are many such factors around us in real life. It is true that dealing together with the nitty-gritty makes for real bonding.

‘Men don’t always know that they have to make women feel special but they care all the same.’ The Saif Khan-Rani Mukherjee starrer Hum Tum is a real classic and enjoyable film about the battle of the sexes. It leaves you with a soft corner for those bumbling and baffled men who don’t know the first thing about what makes their women tick, but love them dearly all the same.

‘Friends give bad relationship advice.’ This one is distilled from many films, and very true to life. Often, friends are giving you the advice they do out of sheer loyalty to you. But a relationship demands that you consider the other person’s point of view. Or friends advice you to ‘take a stand’ or put up some other defences just when your partner is expecting you to become more caring and understanding. In real life, we need our friends to do a lot of listening of our relationship problems – and our own judgement and inner voice that tells us what to do in a relationship.

‘Communication is so important.’ This one is from many films in which there are irritating misunderstandings and people are shown not solving them by communicating. Many films bring this out but one which sticks in memory because the ending features the wrong guy is the Rinke Khanna-Sanjay Suri-Dino Morea film Pyar Mein Kabhi Kabhi.

‘Friendship is the basis for love.’ This theme is well portrayed in more than one movie and still feels fresh because makeovers from friendship to love are fun to watch in movies. The more memorable ones are Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na.

‘Puppy love makes way for maturity at some point.’ A lot of us are going to fall in love more than once in our lives. And every person we fall in love with doesn’t have to be ‘the’ one. It takes some maturity to tell apart infatuation from real love, but the Aishwarya Rai-Ajay Devgan-Salman Khan starring Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam does help to know the difference.